The condition is self-limited, however, it may take a prolonged
period of time until it completely resolves.
Treatment revolves around decreasing activity. Our usual treatment
has been putting children in a boot in slight equinus, or a cast
with the foot in slight equinus, thereby decreasing the tension on
the heel cord, which in turn pulls on the growth plate at the heel.
As the pain resolves, children are allowed to go back to full
Complete resolution my be delayed
until growth of the foot is complete -- when the growth plate fuses
to the rest of the bone of the heel.